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7 cheap sunnies we love

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Photo: Connie Park

Over the past five years, we’ve worn nearly 100 pairs of cheap(ish) sunglasses to find the most cool, comfortable, and protective ones. After our latest round of testing, we’ve added four new picks to our lineup, including a glam cat-eye pair, sophisticated square frames, and some beachy aviators.

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Plus: Always scratching or losing your sunglasses?

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If you never know where your sunglasses are (same), or it seems like they’re always scratched or broken—no judgment here. We’ve got some tips to ensure your sunnies stay in good condition all summer long.

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